On Friday, Oct. 9, USA Network airs “Let’s Get Hairy,” a new episode of “Psych” co-written by series star James Roday and guest-starring Josh Malina (“West Wing”) and David Naughton, star of the seminal 1981 horror/comedy “American Werewolf in London.”
This appropriate, since as any “Psych” fan knows, Roday’s hair is perfect.
And here we go …
was the inspiration for “Let’s Get Hairy”?
simply, “An American Werewolf in
and the opportunity to see Josh Malina in a diaper.
are your favorite werewolf-themed movies or TV projects and why?
aforementioned “AWIL” is the cream. Best werewolf movie and transformation ever.
The original “Wolfman” with Lon Chaney, Jr. is solid. “Wolfen” was
interesting because it introduced the idea that the beasts could detect disease
moments. Truth be told, the werewolf sub-genre hasn
been serviced very well over the years. It
mostly been a poo poo platter.
you’re writing an episode, is there a temptation to keep all the good lines?
actually the exact opposite. It
opportunity to say thank you to the best cast a guy could hope for by giving them
the best lines.
Q: It’s good that Shawn has a steady girl in his life. When is Gus
going to have the same? Would put a crimp in the slash fan-fiction
gets some play later this season. Pairing the fellas off for any substantial
period of time is tricky because it
their relationship with one another that is the engine of the show. You ride
the horse that got you there, ya know? Or, if it ain
come a knockin
much sincerity or earnestness can Shawn ever display? Or can he show any?
believe he has shown some and he
continue to show some. Playing Shawn has always been a slippery slope. He
a grown man with a Peter Pan complex and a host of emotional insecurities. I
always sort of operated under the magic formula that it
okay to want to slap him as long as you also want to hug him. In any given
episode it can be more one than the other as long as there
balance in the end. It
always easy and I suspect it
going to get tougher as he gets older.
“Psych” is about a boy who never grew up, endlessly amuses himself, enjoys
being an ass and wants to live next door to his best buddy for the rest of his
life. Stray too far from that model and it
not “Psych” anymore. I don
Shawn is insincere — he just isn
very good at stripping himself of all his defense mechanisms to put it on
display very often — and when he does it
usually awkward, both to play and to watch I would presume. That
of if not the most satisfying elements of this show, for me, is the fact that
Dule and I have been able to create a relationship between these guys that doesn
have a bunch of derivatives. We each have our own inspirations but we never
once said hey, Shawn and Gus are like….we just trusted each other and let it
at least twelve nipples.
Shawn had a cool car, what would it be?
El Camino. No question. With all kinds of random nonsense in the back of that
this blog is called Hot Cuppa TV, what do you think is Shawn’s favorite brewed
beverage? What’s yours?
Caramel Macchiato with double whip and extra caramel
Soy unsweet green tea latte (it
for taking interest in this episode, Kate. Much appreciated. Nice blog. Happy
belated St. Patrick